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The 23-year-old has long had shoulder trouble, nursing the injury for much of last season and during his involvement in Euro 2020, where Rashford was one of several England players who missed a penalty in a shootout loss to Italy in the final.

It was the 19-year-old Arsenal midfielder’s penalty miss which sealed a 3-2 shoot-out defeat by Italy at Wembley on Sunday evening after the sides had found themselves locked together at 1-1 following extra time.

The 23-year-old had been hampered by the problem towards the end of the season with the Red Devils but played on through the pain barrier for England at the European Championship.

Saka, who is just 19, was tasked by Gareth Southgate with taking the last penalty in the shootout on Sunday night. Italy were crowned champions of Europe after Saka and two other England players, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho, failed to score with their spot kicks.

Pep Guardiola’s side, who are on an incredible 21-game winning run in all competitions, top the table, 14 points clear of second-placed Man United, who are very much locked in a battle for a top-four finish.

After United managed just one victory in its previous five top-flight matches, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer felt a 4-0 victory at Real Sociedad in the Europa League showed his side had got over its recent slump